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| p.1 #1 · Engagement Photo Shoot FAQ? |
There is the very excellent wedding photo resource and info thread. However, I did a bit of searching and while there are lots of engagement photo session threads, I didn't see a resource thread for engagement photo sessions. Is there such a beast?
I am doing a engagement photo shoot for a cousin's daughter. It will be my first. I have done some photo shoots with my daughter and her husband, a time or two, so I have some general experience, but it is pretty limited. And my daughter was more or less self-directing. She had some idea of what she wanted, so I worked with that and took the photos.
What do I need most? I have lots of landscape photography experience, so I know which end of the camera to look through. What I need most is advice on how to guide the session. I am not really a director sort of person. I like taking candids, such as at family gatherings. That is the role of a more or less silent and invisible observer. However, for an engagement session, I will not be solely an observer, but rather an observer and director. Any guidance on that process will be greatly appreciated.